Festival Programme 2022

Thursday May 19th

Early evening 6 p.m. (45 minutes)

Sponsored by the RVW Trust

Prokofiev
Overture on Hebrew Themes Op. 34 for clarinet, piano and string quartet
Idris Rahman, clarinet, Samuel Staples and Anna Tulchinskaya violins, David Shaw viola, Madelyn Kowalski cello, Sophia Rahman piano
Rebecca Clarke
Passacaglia for viola and piano
Tiger, tiger for tenor and piano
Morpheus for viola and piano
Lethe for tenor and piano
I’ll bid my Heart be Still for viola and piano
The Seal Man for tenor and piano
Mark Padmore tenor, Andres Kaljuste viola, Sophia Rahman piano

Main concert 7:45 p.m.

Zoe and Idris Rahman (jazz piano and clarinet respectively) to play a selection from Zoe’s albums:
Dreamland
Where Rivers Meet
Melting Pot
Kindred Spirits

Interval

Brahms
Piano Quartet number 1, Op. 25 in G minor
Maria Włoszczowska violin, Andres Kaljuste viola, Joely Koos cello, Sophia Rahman piano

Friday May 20th

Early evening 6 p.m. (45 minutes)

Bach
Sonata for Viola da Gamba in G minor, BWV 1029 (viola and piano)
Andres Kaljuste viola, Sophia Rahman piano
Debussy
Sonate (violin and piano)
David Shaw violin, Sophia Rahman piano
Ravel
Pièce en forme d’ Habanera for violin and piano
David Shaw violin, Sophia Rahman piano
Debussy
Sonata for cello and piano
Andres Kaljuste violin, Sophia Rahman piano
Anon.
Song of the Birds (arr. A Pleeth for violin and cello)
David Shaw violin, Madelyn Kowalski cello

Main concert 7:45 p.m.

Schubert
Sonata in A minor for violin and piano D. 385
Maria Włoszczowska violin, Sophia Rahman piano
String Trio movement in Bb major D. 471
Anna Tulchinskaya violin, David Shaw viola, Joely Koos cello
Notturno D.897 for violin, cello and piano
Maria Włoszczowska violin, Madelyn Kowalski cello, Sophia Rahman piano

Interval

Schubert
Schwanengesang for tenor and piano
Mark Padmore tenor, Sophia Rahman piano

Saturday May 21st

Masterclass 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Public masterclass with festival musicians

Family concert 5 p.m.

Sponsored by the RVW Trust

Performance of masterclass repertoire by participants (tbc)

Willaume
La Noce Bretonne for violin
David Shaw violin
Granados
Danza Andaluza (piano)
Sophia Rahman piano
Albeniz
Tango Op. 165 (arr. viola and piano)
David Shaw violin, Sophia Rahman piano
Alan Ridout
Ferdinand the Bull for violin and narrator
Samuel Staples violin, Andres Kaljuste and Joely Koos narrators
Schubert
Shepherd on the Rock D965 for soprano, clarinet and piano
Kizzy Lumley-Edwards soprano, Robert Plane clarinet, Sophia Rahman piano

Main Concert 7:45 p.m.

Sponsored by the RVW Trust

Jeremy Sams
Michel in May for flute, harp, cello/voice
Helen Keen flute, Jean Kelly harp, Joely Koos cello/voice
Debussy
Sonate for flute, viola and harp
Helen Keen flute, Andres Kaljuste viola, Jean Kelly harp
Bizet
Adieux de l’Hôtesse Arabe for soprano and piano
Kizzy Lumley-Edwards soprano, Sophia Rahman piano
Manuel de Falla
Siete Canciones Populares Españolas/Suite Populaire Espagnole in a special arrangement
Kizzy Lumley-Edwards soprano, David Shaw violin, Joely Koos cello, Sophia Rahman piano

Interval

Chausson
Concerto Op. 21 for violin, piano and string quartet
Maria Włoszczowska violin, Samuel Staples and Anna Tulchinskaya violins, David Shaw viola, Madelyn Kowalski cello, Sophia Rahman piano

Sunday May 22nd

Main concert 3:30 p.m. (no interval)

Jointly sponsored by Mrs  Anthea Davie and the Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust

Debussy
Première Rhapsodie for clarinet and piano
Robert Plane clarinet, Sophia Rahman piano
Vaughan Williams
On Wenlock Edge for tenor, string quartet and piano
Mark Padmore tenor, Maria Włoszczowska violin, Samuel Staples violin, Andres Kaljuste viola, Madelyn Kowalski cello, Sophia Rahman piano
Ravel
Tzigane for violin and piano
Samuel Staples violin, Jean Kelly harp, Robert Plane clarinet, Helen Keen flute, Sophia Rahman piano
Ravel
Introduction and Allegro for flute, clarinet, harp and string quartet
Jean Kelly harp, Robert Plane clarinet, Helen Keen flute, Maria Włoszczowska violin, Anna Tulchinskaya violin, Andres Kaljuste viola, Joely Koos cello

An Encore

We are thrilled that several musicians who delighted our audiences last year, together with others who are performing this year in Whittington are joining our Hon. Patron Steven Isserlis CBE in a concert to raise funds for humanitarian relief in Ukraine.

The concert takes place at 7 pm on Wednesday, May 25th in St Peter’s Church, Belsize Park London NW3 4HJ. All proceeds will go equally to DEC and UNICEF.

Steven, who was to have been giving a concert in Odessa that day, will play Haydn’s Cello Concerto N1 in C major, and rising star Irène Duval will perform Mozart’s A major Violin Concerto, K219. The other delight on the programme is Mozart’s Symphony N29 in A major, K201. The Whittington Festival Players are conducted by Andres Kaljuste, well known to Whittington audiences as a versatile violist and violinist.

This laudable event has had to be organised at short notice and can be booked in the same way as the other concerts, price £18, on the Box Office page https://www.whittingtonmusicfestival.org.uk/booking-information/

So if you live in or near London, or know somebody who does, please spread the word.